Weekend Spill: Video Studio Tour Of Interest: Bob Eckstein; The Tilley Watch Online, June 22- 26, 2020

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Here’s a fun 6 minute video of Bob Eckstein’s studio.  Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.  He’s authored and edited an number of books, most recently the Ultimate Cartoon Book series for Princeton Architectural Press.

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Brendan Loper (twice), Lisa Rothstein, Farley Katz, Emily Flake.

Daily Shouts: Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman), J.A.K..

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Liza Donnelly Drawing At The Norman Rockwell Museum; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Liza Donnelly, whose work has been appearing in The New Yorker since 1982, was at The Norman Rockwell Museum yesterday morning  painting a mural in preparation for her exhibit there in mid-July. This will be Ms. Donnelly’s first-ever solo show of her work.

There will be a virtual opening event on July 10th at 5:30 at the museum. Ms. Donnelly will show you around the exhibit and answer questions.  Details will be on the Spill as we get closer to the date.

To see a short video of Ms. Donnelly working on the wall, go here to Instagram.

Link here to Donnelly’s website.

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Teresa Burns Parkhurst

From Jane Mattimoe’s fab blog, this post on Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

Shown: Ms. Parkhurst’s work place (cropped).

To see all of the cartoonists that’ve been spotlighted on Case, go here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Brendan Loper on a distant polling place.

Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in March of 2016.

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman): “Dating Material: ‘That Guy’ Dissected”

Ms. de Recat has contributed to The New Yorker since February of 2018.

 

 

Tuesday’s Tilley: Article Of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Gayle Kabaker; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist & Daily Cartoonist

Article Of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Gayle Kabaker

From The Washington Post, June 22, 2020, “Sketching My Way Through Crisis” — this piece by Ms. Kabaker, whose New Yorker covers can be seen here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From Brenadan Loper, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016, Trump changes the weather

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts from J.A.K., who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014, “Everything Is an Emergency: Art On Medication”

…and Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist: Emily Flake, who began contributing in 2008.

 

 

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of April 20, 2020

A Note To Readers: Due to the times we’re in the digital edition of the magazine appears later in the day than usual. Thus, instead of the usual look through the magazine, I’m working off of the slide show of cartoons on newyorker.com, as well as the cover Q&A found there. If any mistakes are made on my part I’ll correct them once the digital issue is posted.

Update: 1:00pm.  Digital issue posted about an hour ago.

The Cover: Owen Smith gives us a tired worker (the piece is titled — and again, why do we need cover titles? —  “After The Shift”)…four out of the last five covers have been corona virus themed. Read about the cover here.

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

I don’t know how others respond to an issue’s cartoons. For me, it’s always at least a two-level response:

1. How each drawing hits me — did a drawing stand out (for better or worse).

2. The feeling from all the drawings combined: was it a strong issue of work, or not.

This new issue feels strong, covering a wide range of territory in cartoonland, from aliens (courtesy of Charlie Hankin) to a PC Satyr (from Edward Koren), from dolphins in a swimming pool (McPhail), to what might be found on the other side of the mountaintop (Colin Tom)… and so much more.

 

The Rea Irvin Masthead Watch:

Rea Irvin, the fellow shown here, did so much to shape the look of The New Yorker (okay, I’ll say it — he was instrumental). One of his greatest lasting contributions was adapting Allen Lewis’s typeface; it eventually became known as the Irvin typeface, although these days I hear it   referred to as the New Yorker typeface.  Among Irvin’s many contributions other than art supervisor to Harold Ross (in itself a huge contribution!) was contributing covers, including, of course, the very first one, featuring Eustace Tilley. He also contributed cartoons, and headings for various departments. His design for Talk Of The Town stood in place (with a few adjustments in the magazine’s earliest days) for 92 years, until May of 2017 when his iconic design was mothballed and replaced by a redraw.

Am I wrong to think of Irvin’s typeface, his Tilley, his Talk masthead, and his “catholic” taste in cartoon selection as representing the graphic soul of the magazine?  So many modern changes (or “tweaks” as they were referred to) were test ballooned in recent years and then withdrawn (layout, typography, headings, etc., etc.) —  why not bring back this not insignificant bit of soul.

 

The Weekend Spill: A Book Of Interest On The Horizon; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of April 6-10, 2020

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It appears that this long-ago rejected cover painting is going to be a Spill Easter thing. ___________________________________________________________

 

An Editor’s Burial: Journals and Journalism From The New Yorker and other Magazines, coming our way in July from Penguin/Random House.

 

This from the publisher:

A glimpse of post-war France through the eyes and words of 14 (mostly) expatriate journalists including Mavis Gallant, James Baldwin, A.J. Liebling, S.N. Behrman, Luc Sante, Joseph Mitchell, and Lillian Ross; plus, portraits of their editors William Shawn and New Yorker founder Harold Ross.

Together: they invented modern magazine journalism. Includes an introductory interview by Susan Morrison with Anderson about transforming fact into a fiction and the creation of his homage to these exceptional reporters.

 

I’m guessing the piece on Harold Ross by S.N. Behrman is “Harold Ross: A Recollection”  from Mr. Behrman’s The Suspended Drawing Room (Stein & Day, 1965). It’s good reading.

 

The Lillian Ross material possibly (likely!?) from her oddly unconvincing memoir of Shawn, Here But Not Here (Random House, 1998).

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: P.C. Vey, David Sipress, Mort Gerberg, Brendan Loper, Jeremy Nguyen.

Daily Shouts: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook, “He Walks Among Us” — this piece on John Prine.

…and from The Culture Desk, this Paul Karasik piece, also on John Prine.

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